This topic contains information about fixes and updates in this patch, and provides instructions for downloading and installing the patch.
This patch provides the following updates:
Standalone BMC Network Automation updates
The following table describes the standalone BMC Network Automation system updates included in this patch:
BMC Network Automation Developers API updates
The following table describes the BMC Network Automation Developers API updates included in this patch:
Web Service classes
The Web Service classes include two new methods, setExternalTracker and clearExternalTracker that set and clear the external tracker to and from the SOAP client header respectively.
BMC Network Automation Performance improvements
The following table describes the BMC Network Automation Performance improvements included in this patch:
Improved performance for reports with large configurations
To enhance the performance of reports that display differences or discrepancy between the configurations such as Change Summary and Discrepancy Summary when the configuration is very large (> 50, 000 lines), you can switch to a faster GNU Diff-based BMSI package by.
BMC Cloud Lifecycle Management-related updates
The following table describes the BMC Network Automation updates included in this patch to support BMC Cloud Lifecycle Management version 4.1.00 :
|Improved error messages|
The message text for some error messages returned from BMC Network Automation to the BMC Cloud Lifecycle Management GUI has been improved.
The excludeAddresses() method now supports third-party IP Address Management (IPAM) providers such as VitalQIP and Infoblox in addition to the existing BMC Network Automation home-grown IPAM provider.
To enable BMC Cloud Lifecycle Management to onboard a VM that has addresses which are already "acquired" from the IPAM system, the following new methods are introduced in the AddressingService class:
To allow concurrent service offering instance (SOI) functionality in BMC Cloud Lifecycle Management, a new property
|License Usage report||The License Usage report now lists the number of online and offline devices managed by BMC Network Automation as part of the BMC Cloud Lifecycle Management solution. Earlier, this report only tracked the number of online and offline devices managed by BMC Network Automation.|
Downloading the patch
Installing and upgrading to the patch
For instructions on installing the patch, see Installing.
If you are upgrading the application server, you must also upgrade all remote device agents to the same version as BMC Network Automation. For more information about upgrade, see Upgrading.